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From War to Discovery: The Remarkable Uncovering of an Inert World War II-Era Bomb in Brooksville, Florida


Feb 10, 2024
World War II-era discovery found near Florida airport by construction crew

While working on the construction of Wilton Simpson Technical College, a construction crew in Brooksville, Florida made a remarkable discovery. Near the Brooksville-Tampa Bay Regional Airport (BKV), they uncovered an inert World War II-era bomb. The condition of the bomb is so rusted and decayed that it is impossible to determine with certainty whether it is live or inert.

Sheriff Al Nienhuis explained that since the bomb is so rusted and decayed, it is impossible to determine with certainty. Bomb experts from Citrus County and MacDill examined the bomb and determined it to be inert on Tuesday. The Brooksville Army Airfield, along with MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa and Drew Army Airfield, was used to train pilots and ground crews during World War II. This also included training for bomb squadrons. The historic significance of the area makes the discovery of the inert bomb a noteworthy event.

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